Iggy Pop and Underworld collaborate on new song ‘Bells & Circles’

The track was recorded in London and features Iggy performing spoken word

Iggy Pop and Underworld have teamed up to record a new track, ‘Bells & Circles.’

The song was recorded in London “during an afternoon tea encounter,” and features a spoken word performance by Iggy detailing the pros and cons of smoking on an aeroplane.

It rings in at just under seven-and-a-half minutes and you can listen below.


It’s the first we’ve heard of Iggy since he teamed up with Jarvis Cocker to cover Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s ‘Red Right Hand’, which was recorded for the fourth series of Peaky Blinders last year

Next month, the 71-year-old will be supporting Queens of the Stone Age as they bring their ‘Villains’ tour to the UK with a huge show in London’s Finsbury Park on June 30.

Electro duo Underworld recently shared a new track of their own, titled, ‘Brilliant Yes That Would Be.’

Karl Hyde and Rick Smith formed Underworld in Cardiff in 1980 and became best known for their seminal track ‘Born Slippy’, which featured on the original Trainspotting soundtrack.

In 2016, they released their latest album ‘Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future.’ Last year, they released a reimagined edit of their classic ‘Born Slippy’ for the T2: Trainspotting soundtrack, called ‘Long Slow Slippy’.


The duo headlined the Belfast leg of BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend last night (May 26).

In 2016, Karl Hyde republished his diaries, which he’d previously written on Underworld’s website during the height of their success in 1999.

I Am Dogboy featured select passages from Hyde’s online entries and rearranged them to form an autobiographical narrative from childhood to the early years of Underworld.